A status Orange Wind Warning has been issued for Counties Mayo and Donegal.
The warning comes after a status yellow wind warning was issued yesterday, December 5th, for Connacht and ten counties ahead of tonight, Thursday December 6th, as reported by us here.
This yellow wind warning is to affect Connacht, Cavan, Donegal, Kerry, Limerick and Clare, running from 10pm tonight, December 6th, until tomorrow morning. Met Éireann warned of wind speeds of between 55-65km/hr and gusts that could potentially reach up to 110km/hr. This warning was extended today and will now cease at 12pm tomorrow, December 7th.
Status Orange Warning -
The Status Orange wind warning for Counties Mayo and Donegal was issued this morning, Thursday, December 6th, coming into effect from 1am on Friday morning.
Met Éireann say the warning is mainly focused on coastal regions and higher ground in these counties, with southwest winds set to reach speeds of between 65-80 km/hr and gusts to range from 110-130km/hr overnight.
They also warn of “a risk of coastal damage” on northwest coasts, due to a combination of winds, high tides and a high storm surge. The status orange warning remains in place until 8am Friday.
Wind Warning Update— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) 6 December 2018
1. Status Yellow for Connacht, Cavan, Donegal, Clare, Kerry and Limerick from 10pm Thurs to 12pm Fri
2. Status Orange for a shorter time period in coastal parts of Donegal and Mayo on Friday from 1am to 8amhttps://t.co/ozrQHtoOkt pic.twitter.com/Pu6oOR3Nq1